Upgrading the Flexnet Inventory agent

Upgrading the Flexnet Inventory agent


This article covers upgrading your FlexNet Inventory agent as well as changing settings for self-update for On-Premise and Cloud Environments.


Upgrades to your inventory beacon(s) do not trigger any automatic updates to the FlexNet inventory agents that you have deployed on target machines for local inventory collection. Even when there is an update to the central application server, the upgrade mechanism for FlexNet inventory agents is turned off. This gives you the freedom to manage the upgrade of deployed FlexNet inventory agents independently of upgrades to other parts of the system.


Upgrading the FlexNet Inventory Agent is covered in the in-product Help. The Help menu can be reached by selecting the white question mark “?”, on the right side of the navigation bar. Once in the in-product Help, you can find the steps to upgrade the Inventory agents by searching for the following terms. 

The in-product Help is also available online (for FNMS 2019 R1 and newer) in the Documentation Center. This can be accessed from the Other Resources tab of the Community, then selecting Documentation.

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Upgrading the FlexNet Inventory agent
Changing Settings for Self-Update

For FNMS Cloud users a direct link to the Help documentation for FNMS Cloud can be found below.


Changing the agent settings for self-update, prior to FNMS 2019 R1, required changes to settings that are stored in the FNMS databases. The process of modifying these settings was changed with the release of FNMS 2019 R1. The option to enable automatic upgrades was added to the UI. 

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